Presentation on theme: "The PDST is funded by the Department of Education and Skills under the National Development Plan, 2007-2013 School Self-evaluation Context (Draft SSE Guidelines,"— Presentation transcript:
STEN score What it means% of students 8-10 Well above average 17% 7 High average 17% 5-6 Average 34% 4 Low average 17% 1-3 Well below average 17% NCCA Information re analysing standardised tests NEPS resource pack for PP teachers
Standardised Score ScoreWhat it means% of students 130 +Very High2% 12 - 129High7% 110 - 119High Average16% 90 - 109Average50% 80 - 89Low Average16% 70 - 79Low7% Less than 70Very Low2% NCCA Information re analysing standardised tests NEPS resource pack for PP teachers
Assessment Policy Schools should establish a structured policy of school-based testing in order to identify & monitor the progress of students with literacy and /or numeracy difficulties.
Assessment structures Staff training Agreed procedures for selecting tests Deciding when to administer them Managing the data Sharing the data Acting on the results
Three classes of tests Ability General academic and problem solving ability Attainment Reading, spelling, writing, number skills Diagnostic Efficient management of information (memory, speed) +....
What are most PP schools doing? 1. Cognitive Ability Tests in FEB CAT 3 & Drumcondra are the most common NRIT – only useful for NEPS referral AH2, 3, 4 out of date
What are most schools doing? Literacy Test in September Group Reading Test 11 9-14 Group Reading Scales2, 2009 Hodder Group Test 3 (9-16+) British Spelling Test Series GH (10-14) Diagnostic Spelling Test 3-5 (Secondary – Adult) WRAT(Word reading, Sentence comprehension, Spelling) Not recommended All Schonell reading tests GAP & GAPADOL reading tests Burt or Marino word reading tests Some of the most common tests Parallel forms allows for re-testing
What are most schools doing? Numeracy Test in September Access Maths Test 2 (11-16+) Maths Assessment for Learning & Teaching: Stage 3 (11-15) Maths Competency Test (11-18) Progress in Maths Series (12,13, & 14) WRAT (Basic Math Computation (+,-,x, ) Not recommended Profile of Maths Skills (France) Vernon Arithmetic-Maths Tests Some schools are starting to create their own numeracy test These four tests are based on UK curriculum & use £ and imperial measurements
Reading/Maths Ages Should not be used to describe attainment or to track progress. It is the most ambiguous and misleading method of interpreting test performance.
Cognitive Ability Tests CAT3 is an assessment of a range of reasoning skills. It looks at verbal, quantitative and non-verbal reasoning. Using language & numbers to solve problems.
Getting the best from CAT DescriptionSTenStandardised Score Percentile% of pupils Very high 9127 and above98-994 Above average 8119-12691-977 Above average 7112-11875-9012 Average 6104-111 25-74 17 Average 597-10320 Average 489-9617 Below average 382-889-2412 Below average 274-813-87 Below average 173 and below1-24 Getting the best from CAT p 9 NCCA Information re analysing standardised tests NEPS resource pack for PP teachers
Cognitive Ability Tests Expensive & time consuming. Scoring service is available. Reports & tables – worth the investment??
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